We may have waved goodbye to the bumper bank holiday weekend but that doesn’t mean we have to say ta-ra to chasing the sunny-ish weather. We’ve put together a guide of the best things still going on in and around London, as well as some new pop-ups landing this month, from special street West End performances to boozy pop-up bars.

The Berkeley’s Pop-Up Il Giardino

Taking alfresco dining to new heights is The Berkeley and their new culinary hideout, Il Giardino. Abrim with fragrant herb plants and olive trees, the space has been transformed into an Italian haven.

On the menu, Italian chef Antonio Pavone and the team at the hotel have created a menu that’s full of flavour, love and summer essentials. Enjoy warm focaccia to nibble before tucking into small plates of bruschetta, arancini, burratina and fritto misto For mains, expect the cacio e pepe with rigatoncini and tagliolini with pesto to be the stars of the show. 

Finish the experience with apricot crostata with amaretto ice cream for a true Italian experience. So good you’ll forget you’re only in London.

When: Throughout the summer season 

Where: Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, SW1X 7RL 

Website: www.the-berkeley.co.uk

 

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West End Live

Musical theatre lovers, unite! West End Live returns to Trafalgar Square this month, bringing with it a whole host of free performances from top West End musicals.

Expect performers from & Juliet, Back to the Future The Musical, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Heathers the Musical, Disney’s Frozen, My Fair Lady and more.

When: 25.06.2022 – 26.06.2022

WHERE: Trafalgar Square

WEBSITE:WWW.WESTENDLIVE.CO.UK

Marylebone Summer Festival: Film Night

This June sees the return of Marylebone’s Summer Festival. For one special night only, Paddington Street Gardens will play host to an open-air cinema where you can watch films under the stars. 

This year’s film of choice is the award-winning Bohemian Rhapsody so get ready to be singing along to your favourite Queen tunes. 

The Marylebone Hotel will be on hand to quench your thirst with cocktails and mocktails, including an exclusive ‘Mercury Negroni’.

When: 18.06.2022 

Where: Paddington Street Gardens, Marylebone, W1U 4AN 

Website: www.marylebonevillage.com

Taste of London

London’s biggest food festival is back, bringing with it another five-day bumper event stacked with some of the capital’s hottest restaurants, world’s best chefs, exclusive culinary experiences and Champagne-fuelled entertainment. 

Taking place Wednesday 15th – Sunday 19th June, the festival is celebrating its 18th birthday with a bang. The line-up is the biggest and best yet – expect big restaurant names to be making an appearance, the Fire Pit with Food Network’s epic return and crazy golf for a spot of friendly competition with your friends. 

London’s most loved restaurant will be on hand to serve up delicious dishes, from Bibo’s Spanish flavours by Michelin-starred Dani Garcia to neighbourhood Italian favourite Cin Cin, Dalston’s Angelina who’s renowned for their Japanese-Italian fusion and Juici Jerk who’ll be bringing a slice of the Caribbean to the festival.

When: 15.06.2022 – 19.06.2022 

Where: Regent’s Park 

Website: www.tastefestivals.com

 

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Summer by the River

Summer is officially here and where better to spend it than soaking up the sun at the Summer by the River festivities. The cultural season has returned to London Bridge City, bringing with it a wealth of activities and entertainment to get involved with. 

This year’s theme centres around 1930s Miami so expect art deco inspired bars, pina coladas, tacos and tequila and a lot of party energy throughout. 

On until the beginning of September, the space will make way for Dabbers Bingo, Gospeloke – think a karaoke night with a live gospel choir, hip hop dance battles, Shakespeare classics given a Love Island remix, and BBC Introducing showcasing brilliant unsigned artists. There’ll be a big screen too for the movie heads to watch their favourites in the open air.

When: Until 02.09.2022 

Where: London Bridge/Tower Bridge 

Website: www.londonbridgecity.co.uk

Sofar Sounds

One for the music lovers… Sofar Sounds will be playing host to special gigs and intimate sessions across Canary Wharf this summer. 

Expect everything spanning from musical talent to even spoken word, comedy and dance. 

Known for bringing the best of local, unsigned and diverse musicians to create intimate gigs, these series of summer ones in Canary Wharf aren’t to be missed. Expect everything spanning from musical talent to even spoken word, comedy and dance. 

When: Various dates in July, July & August

Where: Throughout Canary Wharf, E14

WebsitE: www.canarywharf.com

 

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Pergola Paraíso

Can’t afford the plane fare to Mexico this summer? Let the sights, sounds and vibes of Tulum come to you thanks to Pergola Paddington’s summer makeover. The iconic drinking spot has been transformed into the Pergola Paraiso, a space designated to free-spirited partying complete with tropical plants, cabanas and endless margaritas. 

Book for a table now and spend the day sipping on frozen cocktails and grab a tequila or two to get the party really started. 

On hand for your foodie needs will be Crudo Cevicheria who’ll be serving up fresh ceviche and Latin American inspired dishes and Dos Mas Tacos who’ll be serving up the best of London’s tacos.

When: For the summer season 

Where: 4 KINGDOM STreet, LONDON W2 6PY

Website: www.pergolapaddington.com

Hakkasan x Nyetimber

Michelin-starred Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan, has teamed up with iconic English sparkling wine producer, Nyetimber for a summer season. They have created a limited-edition set menu, available at both Hakkasan restaurants, complete with dishes such as crispy duck salad with pomelo, pine nuts and shallots; grilled salmon in honey and baby broccoli; and stir-fried rib eye beef with lily bulb, lotus root, dried chilli and shimeji mushroom. The restaurants have also been given a summer makeover, with floral accents added to the interiors.

As well as the menu, wine enthusiasts can book in for a memorable day of dining and wine this June. Hakkasan will be taking 40 guests to the picturesque vineyard, serving up a special adaptation of the Hakkasan in Bloom menu, all paired with sparkling wine from the Nyetimber portfolio.

When: 15.06.2022 

Where: Nyetimber Vineyard, Gay Street, West Chiltington RH20 2HH

Website: www.hakkasan.com

DELLI Pop-Up at Shotengai Market, Coal Drops Yard

DELLI, a new app designed for food lovers and makers founded by Depop creator, Simon Beckerman, will be popping up at this month’s Shotengai Market at Coal Drops Yards. 

Taking place on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, the market draws on Japan’s local market streets and sees Pan Asian stalls come together to bring Londoners the best of their produce.

Cha Dong and Lil Wong Bakes will be two DELLI makers appearing at the market. Cha Dong will be serving up traditional and contemporary style Hong Kong milk tea, while Lil Wong Bakes will be offering delicious baked goods and pandan sandos.

When: 17.06.2022 – 19.06.2022 

Where: Lower Stable Street Market, King’s Cross, N1C 4DQ

Website: www.delli.market

Taittinger Pop-Up Bar at The Westin London City

Riverside hotel, The Westin London City, has teamed up with Taittinger to celebrate the summer with an exciting pop-up bar. 

Overlooking the Thames, you can raise your glass to the Jubilee and cheers to the summer with a glass of Taittinger Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blancs. A vintage cuvée originally released in 1952, the year of the coronation of Her Majesty The Queen.

When: Until 17.06.2022 

Where: 60 Upper Thames Street, EC4V 3AD 

Website: www.marriott.co.uk


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